'Most disturbing thing': Fox News joins 'Pride' party, LGBT propaganda oozes

Fox News is enthusiastically promoting LGBT “Pride Month,” relying heavily on its openly homosexual reporter, Bryan Llenas (Video screenshot / Fox News)

Fox News, already reeling from its ejection of popular anchor Tucker Carlson, has come completely out of the closet, as it were, using its programming and on-air talent to celebrate LGBT “Pride Month” like never before.

The self-styled “fair and balanced” network, based in heavily gay-populated New York City, has long supported homosexual advocacy behind the scenes through its annual contributions to an LGBT “journalists association.”

But in the last two years, Fox began celebrating “pride” in June in earnest by running pro-LGBT “puff-pieces” that are every bit as one-sided as those produced by left-leaning networks like CNN and ABC. Fox even ran an uncritical “Pride Month” feature story on “AIDS activist” Rev. Dr. Stephen Pieters, who espouses gay-positive “Christianity.”

Fox News’ socially leftward drift is beginning to draw critical attention. Former Fox morning host Rob Schmitt, who now hosts his own eponymous program on competitor Newsmax, derided his old employer for “pandering hard” to the LGBT lobby. On a “News from the Left” segment during his June 2 show, Schmitt said Fox has “really succumbed to the woke mob.” Pointing to Fox News’ broadcast celebrations of “LGBTQ Pride Month,” he said, “Why on earth is that a priority?”

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Fox’s go-to LGBT propagandist: Bryan Llenas

For last year’s “Pride Month,” Fox shockingly ran a story promoting opposite-sex “gender transitions” for children that regurgitated transgender-activist talking points without providing the “balance” of an opposing viewpoint. As with several other segments airing under Fox’s celebration of “LGBTQ+ Pride Month,” that story about trans teen Ryland Whittington was reported by the network’s openly homosexual reporter, Bryan Llenas.

With Fox’s blessing, Llenas appears to be coming into his own as the network’s chief on-air, LGBT ambassador, using his role in the corporation to produce segments overflowing with gay- and trans-activist jargon and talking points – thus coming off more as a “gay” cheerleader than an impartial journalist. In this sense, Fox is not unlike countless other corporate media who assign LGBT-related stories to LGBT “reporters” who can hardly claim to be disinterested in their subject matter.

Below is Llenas’ story on the family of Ryland Whittington, a born female who announced to her family that she was a “boy” at age five and whose parents came to enthusiastically support her “transition.” The piece, now included in Fox News’ growing collection of “Pride Month” videos, features Ryland’s mother Hillary, referring to the possibility that her gender-confused daughter might commit suicide, saying that she had to choose between having a living “transgender” “son” and a dead (non-“transitioned”) daughter – a false choice, say critics of trans ideology:

“What extraordinary courage displayed by Ryland, his sister Brynnley, father Jeff and mom Hillary,” Llenas gushed in the segment that first ran on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” show. “I want to thank the Whittington family for speaking to us. It’s not easy, particularly at a time when transgender issues have been politicized.

“People are afraid of what they do not understand, Dana,” Llenas said, condescendingly, to then-“Newsroom” co-host Dana Perino: “This family hopes their story will lead to more understanding, more acceptance and, ultimately, more love.”

Fox News earned rare praise from its nemesis, left-wing media watchdog Media Matters For America, for the segment, while conservatives who have been outspoken against the “trans” agenda targeting children, were outraged.

Media Matters quoted Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire editor emeritus, who called the Fox segment “the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in quite a while.”

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Fox News’ openly gay reporter Bryan Llenas (at far right) discusses his ‘Pride Month’ story on homosexual baseball player Billy Bean with the ‘Fox & Friends’ team (Video screenshot / Fox News)

Conservative media critic Cliff Kincaid, founder and president of America’s Survival, told WND, “Fox News funds the homosexual lobby and has abandoned ‘fair & balanced’ coverage of the LGBTQ agenda and the GOP’s lack of serious opposition to it.”

Kincaid, who has tracked Fox’s leftward drift on LGBT issues for decades, cited the Ryland Whittington story: “The channel’s current LGBT Pride ‘Celebrating Diversity’ promotion on its website even highlights a Fox story about a ‘transgender teen’ who began ‘transitioning’ at the age of five and whose mother says it was God’s will.” (This reporter wrote an in-depth report for America’s Survival in 2011 on Fox News’ pro-gay bias, which has greatly accelerated since then.)

Working directly against its brand

It appears that Fox News was just getting started with that one-sided 2022 “Pride Month” pro-trans piece. Since then, and perhaps especially with its p0st-Tucker realignment under CEO Suzanne Scott, the network is doubling down with its pro-LGBT advocacy in the name of “pride.”

It was Scott who hired trans advocate “Caitlyn” (formerly Bruce) Jenner as a contributor in March 2022, while raising eyebrows on the right with her comment: “Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience.”

The network’s timing is curious, as the ramped-up Fox “pride” celebrations come just when everyday Americans are protesting LGBT-activist excesses committed in the name of “pride” and “equality” like never before.

Recent weeks have seen two highly successful conservative boycotts of the pro-transgender retail chain Target (for selling trans “tucking” swimsuits and “pride” clothing for little children), and the makers of Bud Light beer, which aligned with TikTok “trans” influencer Dylan Mulvaney as a brand ambassador in one of the most catastrophic marketing decisions every made by a major corporation.

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One of the stunning aspects of Fox News’ executives’ now very public embrace of homosexual/transgender “pride” is that it directly undermines some of the talking points of their own conservative talk-show hosts, who are already suffering ratings losses due to the sudden ouster of the network’s one-time top talker, Carlson. The aftermath of that action and Fox’s attempts to silence Carlson have led many conservatives to boycott the network.

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Although Fox has largely sidestepped coverage of homosexual issues – but not transgender issues – as a cultural controversy in recent years, up until recently it had avoided the over-the-top LGBT cheerleading of many “mainstream” news networks. (However, Fox News has avidly promoted “gay conservatives,” some of whom, like Guy Benson, became paid “contributors” on the network.)

Below Fox’s rising star Jesse Watters assails the sexual left’s aggressive push of LGBT activism in schools:

Back when he was Fox’s leading host, Carlson, like other conservative talkers on the network, worked to expose the trans agenda, especially as it affected kids, as he did in this 2022 “Fox Nation” interview with 23-year-old “detransitioner” Helena Kerschner:

Promoting LGBT ‘pride’ at baseball games

Llenas was at it again on June 30, 2022, with another Fox News “pride month” advocacy piece featuring Billy Bean, the first openly homosexual Major League Baseball player. In the piece, the reporter expresses disappointment that more professional ballplayers have not “come out” as gay, but he gives Bean ample opportunity to shill for out-and-proud homosexuality in the national pastime – while completely avoiding the controversy of whether once-wholesome sporting events attended by many impressionable children should be promoting aberrant sexual and gender-bending themes.

Simplistic, pro-homosexuality “pride” message “Love Not Hate” is beamed over politicized “rainbow flag” to the crowd during a game celebrating “pride month.” This graphic was shown in Bryan Llenas’ 2022 Fox News puff-piece on gay former MLB player (and now MLB “diversity” executive) Billy Bean. Many parents resent the MLB for pushing pro-homosexual and -transgender messages at ballparks, which were once wholesome reserves for families and children (screenshot / Fox News video)

Llenas glowingly describes Bean as follows: “Today, he is the senior vice-president in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion for MLB, working to ensure the the league is ready to support the next ‘Billy Bean.'”

Then Bean says: “When I started [in 2014] there were only two teams that had an official ‘Pride Night,’ and now we have almost the entire league and every club – all 30 – are participating in our educational programming for their players.”

Promoting gay Democrats

In another one-sided Fox News “Pride Month” story, Llenas ventured to Colorado to interview Jared Polis, a Democrat and the nation’s first openly homosexual governor. Not a word critical of Polis is uttered, as Llenas and Polis happily discuss the state’s (and the nation’s) first same-sex “First Gentleman,” Polis’ homosexual “husband,” Marlon Reis. Llenas states how Colorado used to be called the “Hate State” after passing a statewide ballot measure banning “sexual orientation” laws, which was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1996.

Fox distorts Christianity in the name of ‘pride’

Openly gay Fox News executive Michael Tammero conducted a very friendly “Pride Month” interview with Rev. Dr. Stephen Pieters, an AIDS activist who preaches a homosexuality-friendly version of revised “Christianity” (see video interview below/screenshot/Fox News)

Fox News’ special 2022 “Pride Month” piece on Pieters, a homosexual AIDS activist who gained notoriety in 1985 by appearing in a video interview with televangelist Tammy Faye Baker with his gay-affirming message, was reported by open homosexual Michael Tammero, Fox News Media’s senior VP for marketing.

Asked by Tammero, “What does pride mean to you? Do you have a message for folks this Pride Month?” Pieters responds: “For me, pride is believing in myself, first of all, believing that God loves me just the way I am. Pride is also about pride in the community, the LGBTQ-plus community, because we have done and enormous amount.”

“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt, an evangelical Christian who conducts a Bible study online for the Fox Nation streaming service, says after the clip, “Michael, what a beautiful story, thank you so much.”

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